Fast food causes obesity. Yes or no? It’s a simple question. The simple answer? Yes. Here is why fast foods cause overweight in teens and children and how to deal with the symptoms of obesity.
There are many underlying reasons why fast food contributes to obesity, with most of them falling under three main categories:
But if you want one of the primary reasons fast food causes obesity,
look no further than the research beautifully pointed out in Michael
Pollen’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma: America produces too much corn and we’ve had to find something to do with it!
I’ll leave Pollen to go into the details but in short, due to a variety
of political and economic shifts over the past 40 years, food—starting with corn and soy—has become abundant, and relatively cheap. The surplus leads to:
Need more reasons to replace fast food with healthy, hearty “slow food”?
Check out Childhood Obesity 101’s other Fast Food and Nutrition pages:
Effects of Fast Food
then Super Size Me and finally,
High Fructose Corn Syrup
You are also welcome to get additional support by visiting my Kids in Balance site or by purchasing, through the site, my book, Overweight Kids in a Toothpick World, that fully details how to successfully put the KIB program in place in your own home.
Kids in Balance
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Jonathan Bailor, a brilliant researcher and exercise and nutrition expert, really likes the Kids in Balance program, and interviewed me for one of his weekly The Smarter Science of Slim podcasts. Take a listen! Then contact me to join one of our online Kids in Balance programs and get your family healthy and lean as can be!